Congratulations to Robert Nickl, who defended his thesis today. Robert’s thesis, entitled “Spatial and Timing Regulation of Upper-Limb Movements in Rhythmic Tasks,” uses a virtual juggling paradigm to investigate multisensory control during rhythmic arm movements.
On October 16, 2017 LIMBS lab member Amanda Edwards defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Feedback Control in the Cerebellum”. Amanda was jointly co-advised by Dr. Amy Bastian.
Here is Amanda discussing the merits of chasing little red dots as a means by which to get a PhD.
Each year the Society of General Physiology names four students as SGP Scholars, one each from four MBL advanced training courses at Woods Hole. This year, Manu Madhav was selected to receive this honor from the Neural Systems and Behavior course. Congrats Manu!
On July 6, 2016, Erin Sutton successfully defended her PhD Dissertation “Bioelectric Sensing and Navigation: Multimodal Control in Electric Fish and Endovascular Interventions”, becoming the 10th PhD graduate of the LIMBS Laboratory.
In a recent talk at the CMU Robotics Institute, I decided to give a quick impromptu demonstration of what it means to “stabilize an unstable system,” thereby making it easier to apply system identification. This was in relation to my presentation of my previous PhD student Manu Madhav’s paper:
M. S. Madhav, S. A. Stamper, E. S. Fortune, and N. J. Cowan. “Closed-loop stabilization of the jamming avoidance response reveals its locally unstable and globally nonlinear dynamics”. J Exp Biol, 216:4272-4284, 2013.
Robert Nickl won the 2017 Link Foundation Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowship for his project entitled “A Hard-Real-Time Juggling Simulator To Shape Human Sensitivity to Cues and Coordination of Muscles”.
Dr. Manu Madhav won the 2017 Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Neuroscience Discovery Institute for his proposal, entitled “Stabilizing the cognitive map with real-time feedback in virtual reality to quantify the influence of optic flow”.
Congratulations to Ravi Jayakumar who passed his Graduate Board Oral exam on February 14, 2017. Welcome to PhD Candidacy, Ravi!
Luke Arend took First Place in the Final Presentations at the LCSR’s 2016 CSMR REU program. Congratulations Luke!
On on Feb 9, 2016, Erin Sutton passed the dreaded Graduate Board Oral Exam…. Congratulations, Erin!!